Interview

Read our interviews with the people who shaped Disco and dance music during the 1970s and 1980s.

Loleatta Holloway

Loleatta Holloway (b. November 5, 1946 - d. March 21, 2011) Interview with the gospel turned Disco singer known for her work on the Salsoul record label and numerous Vince Montana disco productions. She talks about her career, Dan Hartmen and others as well as the shady music business practices like Black Box lifting her vocals. She is interviewed by DiscoMusic.com member Dayna Newman.

Stephanie De Sykes

Stephanie De Sykes, (Stephanie DeSykes) is best remembered for her early solo hit, Born With A Smile On My Face and as one of the vocalists on Cerrone's disco classic Love In C Minor, and several Alec R. Costandinos' disco projects such as Romeo and Juliet... She is interviewed for DiscoMusic.com by Jussi Kantonen who is a DJ and author of the book Saturday Night Forever. Enjoy the Stephanie De Sykes interview.

David Mancuso

David Mancuso is the DJ and creator of the Loft parties in New York. He discusses with DiscoMusic.com all about the Loft experience. Background on the formation of the New York Record Pool and the dance music scene in the 1970s are all discussed. (b. October 20, 1944 - d. November 14, 2016)

Written by Bernard Lopez of DiscoMusic.com

 

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Boris Midney

Boris Midney interview: Boris Midney is a Russian born musician, composer and photographer who defected to the United States in the 1960s and immersed himself in Jazz with the Russian Jazz Quartet. In the 1970s however he discovered Disco or it discovered Boris. Midney's two biggest Disco studio groups were Beautiful Bend and USA-European Connection. DiscoMusic.com member, Jussi Kantonen interviews Boris Midney. Read on...

Boris Midney - The Interview.

Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson is a Grammy winning songwriter, producer, arranger, mixer and remixer, who has worked with the likes of Madonna, Guns n' Roses, Wu Tang Clan, Whitney Houston, Blues Traveler, Metallica, Korn and others. In this interview with Bernard Lopez of DiscoMusic.com, Steve Thompson describes his start as a DJ/remixer in the 1970s Disco era, New Wave/Alternative/DOR remixer for the like of Talk-Talk in the 1980s and his move to extensive producing and writing from the 1990s onward.